The wrestlers protesting towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment, have discovered assist in Indian movie personalities akin to Swara Bhasker, Pooja Bhatt, Sonu Sood and Onir, who mentioned it was “shameful” to see the athletes wrestle for justice. A number of nationwide award-winning wrestlers have been protesting on the Jantar Mantar since Sunday demanding the federal government make public the findings of an oversight panel that investigated the sexual harassment allegations towards Singh, additionally a BJP MP. Delhi Police on Friday mentioned a FIR might be registered towards Singh.
Swara Bhasker mentioned it’s shameful to see the BJP MP being ‘constantly shielded by the federal government’. “Shameful that our top International athletes are forced to protest on streets against sexual harassment but accused BJP MP is being consistently shielded by the govt. #IStandWithMyChampions Sack & investigate #BrijBhushanSharanSingh,” she posted on Twitter.
Criticising Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) President PT Usha, actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt tweeted,” This isn’t ‘hitting back’.
That is saying issues as they’re. Plainly, in truth. In occasions of lies fact sounds & seems like a gunshot or blow as is apparent from the a lot abused & overused time period ‘hit back’. #IStandWithMyChampions”
Requested if the IOA would attain out to the wrestlers since they’re adamant that they might not go away the protest web site till their calls for are met, Usha had mentioned, “Thoda toh discipline hona chahiye (there should be some discipline). Instead of coming to us they have gone straight to the streets. It’s not good for sport.”
Actor Prakash Raj posted: “Dear Supreme leader. you have had your #Selfies. It’s time for you to be selfless…will you #justasking #IStandWithMyChampions”
Actor-philanthropist Sonu Sood mentioned he was hopeful that “the sportspersons of the country will definitely win the battle of wrestling against injustice.”
High wrestlers akin to Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik first staged a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar in January and accused the WFI boss of sexual exploitation and intimidation. The wrestlers had demanded that WFI be disbanded and its president eliminated. The sports activities ministry had then shaped an oversight committee headed by boxing nice MC Mary Kom on January 23 and requested it to submit its findings in a single month.
Later, it prolonged the deadline by two weeks and in addition added Babita Phogat to the probe panel as its sixth member on the insistence of the protesting wrestlers.
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